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Answered 2017-03-03 22:45:17

Strengthening your legs and their fast-twitch muscle fibers can add inches to your vertical jump.

Increasing your vertical jump takes a lot of time. You have to have good strength, flexibility, speed, and genetics to have a good vertical leap. You can build strength by doing basic exercises such as squats, lunges, calf raises, or leg extensions. Once you build up your strength, start working on your speed. Do plyometrics to increase your speed. Pylometric exercises help get you higher in the air. Any type of exercise is very demanding on your body, so make sure you don't push yourself too hard, or you will get injured. Take it easy and build yourself up to harder exercises. Make sure you eat plenty of protein and vitamins. Also, you HAVE TO STRETCH before and after you exercise. You are severely damaging your muscles if you don't stretch. Stretching builds elasticity in your muscles, and this helps increase your vertical.

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